We would like to invite you to register to attend the 2021 Digital Lobby Week! Although we can't meet in person this year we hosting a week long event that people take part from wherever they are, when they have time. Together we will successfully fight for laws that prevent heart disease and stroke and help make a difference in the lives of thousands of people in Iowa.
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We will be offering a series of different actions throughout the week to help pass our priorities. We are working to make sure that everyone from every corner of the state can make their voice heard. We are taking different actions on different days. You can take part in as many as you like! If you can not attend one day, don't worry, you can do the following!
Here is the schedule for the week:
Monday, February 1st-
A training and kickoff call: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Tweets to Lawmakers: Take a few moments to tweet your lawmaker in the afternoon or evening
Tuesday, February 2nd-
Emails to lawmakers: Take a few moments to email your lawmaker during the day
Wednesday, February 3rd-
Meetings with lawmakers or phone calls to lawmakers
- Meetings with lawmakers with be either 15 or 30 minutes long
- Phone calls to lawmakers will take a few minutes anytime you choose throughout the day
Thursday, February 4th-
Share our stories: Take a few minutes to record a video or write why you volunteer with AHA on social media
Issues we will be advocating for include:
Expand Telehealth to increase access to health care in remote areas. The need for this has existed for some time and now with the pandemic it is clear access needs to be expanded.
Increase SNAP Funding that will increase benefits for SNAP recipients to purchase healthier foods like fruits and vegetables.
Expand Smoke-free Air Protections by adding e-cigarettes and casinos to the Iowa Clean Indoor Air Act.
- Improving the state's tobacco policies by defining and taxing e-cigarettes as tobacco products.